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Weekly Bulletin Inserts
Weekly Bulletin inserts are meant as a teaching tool. Episcopal News Service offers weekly bulletin inserts for congregations.  They will give your congregants information about the Episcopal Church and its mission and ministry.
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Episcopal Life This Week looks at confronting sin of slavery and the ministry of Episcopal military chaplains
(Suggested for use March 25) Episcopal Life This Week looks at confronting the sin of slavery by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, along with Archbishop of York John Sentamu, who have published an online reflection on the nature of the slave trade. And, as the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq was marked on March 20, prayers continue those serving in the military as well as for the Episcopal chaplains who minister to the spiritual needs of the service men and women in conflict regions.
full 8.5" × 11" sheet
half of an 8.5" × 11" sheet double-sided

Millennium Development Goals Weekly Bulletin Inserts

The ways in which the Episcopal Church is committed to the realization of the United Nations' eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is the focus of a 10-part series of Sunday bulletin inserts, designed for use from January 7, 2007 to March 11. Each insert was written by an Episcopalian or Anglican who has been deeply involved in the work of attaining the MDGs.

  
Bulletin Inserts in English

Insertos para boletines dominicales sobre los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio

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Introducing Episcopal Life-Online (full 8.5" x 11" sheet)


Introducing Episcopal Life-Online (half of an 8.5" x 11" sheet double-sided)


Presiding Bishop's Christmas message: 'God Among Us' (full 8.5" x 11" sheet)
(Suggested for use December 24) God loved us so much that he came to dwell among us, to tent among us in human flesh... There is a wonderful echo there of God's presence in the tent while Israel wandered in the wilderness. The gift of the Incarnation says that God is willing to take on the human tent of flesh and be one with and among us.

Presiding Bishop’s Christmas message: 'God Among Us' (half of an 8.5" x 11" sheet double-sided)
(Suggested for use December 24) God loved us so much that he came to dwell among us, to tent among us in human flesh... There is a wonderful echo there of God's presence in the tent while Israel wandered in the wilderness. The gift of the Incarnation says that God is willing to take on the human tent of flesh and be one with and among us.

Virginia and Its Dioceses (full 8.5" x 11" sheet)
(Suggested for use December 17) Established in 1610, St. John's Episcopal Church in Hampton, Virginia, is the oldest Anglican parish in continuous existence in the Americas. It was formed three years after the Jamestown Colony's settlement — the 400th anniversary of which will be marked in 2007 and commemorate the English colonists' First Landing on April 26, 1607, along what is now Virginia Beach.

Virginia and Its Dioceses (half of an 8.5" x 11" sheet double-sided)
(Suggested for use December 17) Established in 1610, St. John's Episcopal Church in Hampton, Virginia, is the oldest Anglican parish in continuous existence in the Americas. It was formed three years after the Jamestown Colony's settlement — the 400th anniversary of which will be marked in 2007 and commemorate the English colonists' First Landing on April 26, 1607, along what is now Virginia Beach.

The Colonial Period: Tracing Native American Perspectives (full 8.5" x 11" sheet)
(Suggested for use December 10) "Winter is a time of great ceremony and story telling," wrote the late Vine Deloria Jr., a leader of the Native American "Renaissance" and a well known Episcopalian, who died in 2005. "Friends and relatives gathered each evening to tell about the times before living memory."

The Colonial Period: Tracing Native American Perspectives (half of an 8.5" x 11" sheet double-sided)
(Suggested for use December 10) "Winter is a time of great ceremony and story telling," wrote the late Vine Deloria Jr., a leader of the Native American "Renaissance" and a well known Episcopalian, who died in 2005. "Friends and relatives gathered each evening to tell about the times before living memory."

Jamestown and Its Church: A Nation's First Parish (full 8.5" x 11" sheet)
(Suggested for use December 3) Organized in 1607 as part of the emerging English colony, the Jamestown Church became the first Protestant congregation to endure in the New World — the parish to which the Episcopal Church traces its origins in the Americas. The 400th anniversary of these beginnings will be marked in spring 2007 with civic and religious observances, the advent of which invites Episcopalians to learn more about the history and heritage of their unique faith tradition.

Jamestown and Its Church: A Nation's First Parish (half of an 8.5" x 11" sheet double-sided)
(Suggested for use December 3) Organized in 1607 as part of the emerging English colony, the Jamestown Church became the first Protestant congregation to endure in the New World — the parish to which the Episcopal Church traces its origins in the Americas. The 400th anniversary of these beginnings will be marked in spring 2007 with civic and religious observances, the advent of which invites Episcopalians to learn more about the history and heritage of their unique faith tradition.

Episcopalians will mark 400-year milestone in new year (full 8.5" x 11" sheet)
(Suggested for use November 26) The new church year — which begins December 3 with Advent's first Sunday — will bring significant 400th anniversaries for Christians in the Americas, for the Episcopal Church, and for the United States nationally.

Episcopalians will mark 400-year milestone in new year (half of an 8.5" x 11" sheet double-sided)
(Suggested for use November 26) The new church year — which begins December 3 with Advent's first Sunday — will bring significant 400th anniversaries for Christians in the Americas, for the Episcopal Church, and for the United States nationally.

Changing Lives: A Look at Prison Ministries (full 8.5" x 11" sheet)
(Suggested for use November 19) Statistics show that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Approximately 2.1 million men and women are behind bars. Furthermore, the number of women in prison has tripled, making them the fastest growing segment of the prison population. This translates into an estimated 1.5 million children living without a parent or parents in the home.

Changing Lives: A Look at Prison Ministries (half of an 8.5" x 11" sheet double-sided)
(Suggested for use November 19) Statistics show that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Approximately 2.1 million men and women are behind bars. Furthermore, the number of women in prison has tripled, making them the fastest growing segment of the prison population. This translates into an estimated 1.5 million children living without a parent or parents in the home.

Serving those who serve our country Insert (full 8.5" x 11" sheet)
(Suggested for use November 12) On this weekend of Veterans' Day – with its prayers, parades
and speeches remembering U.S. military personnel, including those now deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq –
Episcopalians are mindful of the churchwide ministries of the Office of the Bishop Suffragan for Chaplaincies.

November 4 Investiture Service Leaflet


November 5 Installation Service Leaflet


Serving those who serve our country Insert (half of an 8.5" x 11" sheet double-sided)
(Suggested for use November 12) On this weekend of Veterans' Day – with its prayers, parades
and speeches remembering U.S. military personnel, including those now deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq –
Episcopalians are mindful of the churchwide ministries of the Office of the Bishop Suffragan for Chaplaincies.

For Global Good Insert (full 8.5" x 11" one-sided)
(Suggested for use November 5) In this octave of the Feast of All Saints, at this time of remembering the interconnectedness of communion and community, Katharine Jefferts Schori has begun her ministry as the Episcopal
Church's 26th Presiding Bishop. Here she encourages each Episcopalian to care for all creation by
living a local life for global good.

Church to welcome 26th Presiding Bishop Bulletin Insert (half of an 8.5" x 11" sheet double-sided)
(Suggested for use October 29) Episcopal News Services offers the first of two planned bulletin inserts to help congregations understand and celebrate the investiture and seating of Nevada Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Church to welcome 26th Presiding Bishop Bulletin Insert (full 8.5" x 11" one-sided)
(Suggested for use October 29) Episcopal News Services offers the first of two planned bulletin inserts to help congregations understand and celebrate the investiture and seating of Nevada Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

The 26th Presiding Bishop chosen
(Suggested for June 25) Katharine Jefferts Schori, bishop of Nevada, was elected June 18 as the first woman Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

The Presiding Bishop election
(Suggested for June 18) The Presiding Bishop is the church’s chief pastor and the key leader in articulating the vision and mission of the church.

The General Convention
(Suggested for use June 11) Bishops, clergy and lay people from Episcopal dioceses all over the world will make broad decisions about our policies and our worship.

How the Episcopal Church is organized for mission
(Suggested for use June 4) Your Episcopal Church congregation is part of a much larger community.

The Anglican Communion
(Suggested for May 28) The Episcopal Church traces its roots to the Church of England and we are not the only Christian community in the world to do so.

Episcopal Church ministries between conventions
(Suggested for use May 21) Our life service begins in our congregations, expands across dioceses, and extends over the entire world.

The Episcopal Church today
(Suggested for use May 14) Our congregations range from thousands gathering to worship in venerable cathedrals to small groups worshipping in storefronts.

The Episcopal Church's beginnings
(Suggested for use May 7) To know where we are going, it helps to know where we've been.



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